General Electric a world leader in power technology and services, has announced a better deal for Nigeria’s power sector.
It reiterated its commitment to support a robust, timely, just, and inclusive energy transition and implementation of power services as it plans for improved energy access for Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The company dropped the hints at the 9th edition of the Nigeria Energy Conference themed ‘Affordable, Reliable and Sustainable Energy through Collaboration
“As a world leader in developing innovative energy solutions, GE can provide cutting edge technologies to support the country’s plan to improve and strengthen the grid infrastructure, reduce reliance on diesel generators by improving access and efficiency of thermal assets, diversifying the energy mix especially with hydropower and provide the technical expertise required to support industrialisation and the energy transition,” said Mohammed Mijindadi, GE Nigeria President and Sales Director Anglophone and Francophone Africa, GE Gas Power, during a fireside chat at the conference.
Speaking further on GE’s support for the energy transition and decarbonisation in sub-Saharan Africa, he highlighted the company’s continued investments in research and development to provide power solutions that meet the growing energy needs of different countries.
“With one-third of the world’s electricity generated with the help of our technology, GE understands that the power sector serves as a model for other industries around the world. We believe that lower-carbon solutions, such as renewable energy supported by gas power, can contribute to a more decarbonized energy future thus offering customised technologies for countries. So far, we have installed over 100 power plants across renewables, gas, and steam plants, generating power in up to 22 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa” he added.
He said GE is committed to supporting the next evolution of Sub-Saharan Africa’s energy system and believes that the accelerated and strategic deployment of renewables and gas power can change the trajectory for climate change in the region’s future energy mix while spurring industrialization and addressing climate change ambitions.
Speaking further, he said. “GE delivers across the entire energy ecosystem from generation to transmission and distribution and throughout Nigeria, GE-built technologies are supported by local service and maintenance teams from the company to ensure access to reliable and sustainable energy. Recent successes include the successful rehabilitation of Niger Delta Power Holding Company’s, NDPHC, Power Plants in Calabar and Sapele, enabling the plants to reliably secure and restore the supply of up to 360 megawatts, MW, of electricity to the national grid, the equivalent electricity needed to power approximately two million Nigerian homes’’